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‘Good But not Great’ as US Crop Tour Hits Nebraska, Indiana

From wet and cold to hot and dry, corn yields suffer from sudden shift in weather, but news on soybeans is promising 

Corn crops that died due to extreme heat and drought during a heatwave in Austin, Texas, earlier in July. 

Corn crops that died due to extreme heat and drought during a heatwave in Austin, Texas, earlier in July. 

Photographer: Jordan Vonderhaar/Bloomberg
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The toll of extreme weather followed scouts Tuesday into parts of Nebraska and Indiana where the news on yields of corn was disappointing, but promising in soybeans. 

“We are seeing a tale of two stories. We flipped from wet and cold to hot and dry,” said Andrew Winger, owner of Winger Farms in Oxford, Indiana, which has seen only 6 inches of rain since planting on May 20. Soybeans, however, were above the number seen on the tour last year and also above the three-year average.